Exchange in the News

From Military Times: How these military teens celebrated their prom (sort of) at an exchange food court

By Conner Hammett / May 11, 2020 /

Sporting “Class of Quarantine 2020” face masks, nine military teens who are employees of the exchange food court at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany wore their prom finery to work recently, on the day when they should have been going to their prom. The students kept at least six feet apart, and limited prom-related activities to…

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From AAFES Adds Curbside Pick-Up at Some Locations

By Conner Hammett / April 2, 2020 /

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is testing curbside order pick-ups at six of its stores as managers seek to find ways to keep shoppers buying while also reducing foot traffic. The system last year expanded its in-store online order pick-up program to 135 locations. But users had to enter the store to get…

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From KTVT-TV: Clear Shields Going Up At Cash Registers For All Businesses On Military Bases

By Conner Hammett / April 2, 2020 /

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is installing clear acrylic shields at cash registers in all of its stores to protect customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more from KTVT-TV.

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From KWTX-TV: Army and Air Force Exchange create micro-markets for quarantined soldiers

By Conner Hammett / April 1, 2020 /

FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Due to Coronavirus concerns, many soldiers and national guardsmen returning from deployment are going into two-weeks of quarantine before returning to their families. In response, the Army and Air Force Exchange created micro-markets for soldiers in quarantine after returning from deployment. The micro-market serves as a small grocery for soldiers. From…

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A message from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service on COVID-19

By Julie Mitchell / March 15, 2020 /

In this time of uncertainty and worry surrounding the spread of COVID-19, the Exchange remains committed to the health, safety and well–being of its shoppers and associates. All public customer service and sales points are undergoing thorough disinfecting multiple times a day. Exchange restrooms are being routinely cleaned and sanitized, and similar procedures are being…

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From WVVA-TV: DoD Resource Offers Tax Free Shopping for Veterans

By Julie Mitchell / November 12, 2019 /

Run by the Department of Defense, the Army and Air Force Exchange has always been open to service members but as of two years ago it opened to veterans too. Read more from WVVA-TV. 

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From Military Times: Exchange, Paramount Pictures to offer free advance screenings of ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ for military communities

By Sgt. 1st Class Tim Meyer / October 28, 2019 /

From Military Times: DALLAS – Service members, military families and retirees can get a free sneak peek of Paramount Pictures’ “Terminator: Dark Fate,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis, Diego Bonetta, Gabriel Luna and Natalia Reyes at select Reel Time Theaters at Army and Air Force installations Oct. 26. Read more at Military Times.…

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From the Fayetteville Observer: Fort Bragg entertainment center in design phase

By Marisa Conner / September 16, 2019 /

Construction of a new shopping center at Fort Bragg could break ground by spring 2020 if everything goes according to plans, officials said. “The project is in design, and that phase should be completed toward the end of 2019,” said Julie Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which is planning…

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From WIS-TV: SC Military daughter places 3rd worldwide for outstanding grades

By Marisa Conner / July 31, 2019 /

It’s a big honor for a 6th grader in Sumter, who stands out for her academic performance. Rising 6th grader Bree Dippold of Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell placed 3rd out of 1000 students worldwide, as part of the military’s Exchange Stores “You Made the Grade” program. At a ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base…

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From Military.Com: 3 Reasons Why Vets Should Consider a Career at AAFES

By Julie Mitchell / July 26, 2019 /

When service members swear an oath to serve their country, it doesn’t end after they take their uniforms off. Veterans often seek opportunities where they can utilize their military training and continue their service in other ways. The Army & Air Force Exchange might just be the answer. AAFES has committed to hiring 50,000 veterans…

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